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    Mr. Tulip told me that Mr. Pricewaterhouse who had the envelope for Warren had tweeted a photo of Emma Stone coming off stage right before he was supposed to be handing the envelope to Warren. After the mix up the tweet disappeared. I think Mr. PWH was too busy taking photos on his iPhone to pay attention to his job.
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    So he was distracted by Twitter and Emma Stone? I wish they could take her undeserved oscar away to make up for it. Even if it's not her fault directly.
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    ^She said something to the effect of Warren's (and Faye's) mix-up being one of the most horrible experiences of her life............... Yes, let that work its way into your system for a while........
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    ^^^Her boring, self-involved autobiography was one of the most horrible moments of MY life. Never have I read something so dull and self-serving. They should force prisoners in Guantanamo to listen to it.
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    Source: The Hollywood Reporter

    In Defense of Warren Beatty at the Oscars

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    Beatty was not the culprit in Sunday's best picture fiasco, though many were quick to jump on him in an ageist rush to judgment.

    Unlikely as it is, I find myself rising to defend Warren Beatty.


    It’s unlikely because the truth is that, while Beatty can be very charming, I have found him to be rather challenging in some of our past interactions. He is more or less incapable of uttering a simple declarative sentence. Ask him a question and he has a tendency to launch into a meandering response, often without ever getting to an answer.


    I used to have a rule: Never get on the phone with Beatty unless you’ve gone to the bathroom first. Once, in the middle of a four-hour conversation while I was researching my book, Hit & Run, I developed a blinding headache and fought the urge to say, “Whatever I learn in the course of this conversation will not have been worth it!” Another time, I told a studio chief that I had just had a five-hour lunch with Beatty, and without missing a beat he said, “Oh — you only had hors d’oeuvres?”


    Some of that exasperating quality may have played into the Oscar debacle. But let’s be fair: It should by now be clear that Beatty, 79, was not the culprit, though many were ever so quick to jump on him. The Steve Harvey jokes started instantly. “Beatty blows it,” the Drudge Report proclaimed. The tape tells a different story.


    If you watch it, the actor-filmmaker clearly knows there’s a problem as soon as he half-way pulls the card out of the red envelope. He checks to see if there is perhaps —“Please, God” — another card inside. He pauses — admit it, all you ageists, many of you assumed he was having a senior moment. (OK, I kind of thought so, too.) “And the Academy Award for Best Picture —” Beatty begins, then hesitates as Dunaway, who must have been feeling the pressure of the moment, nudges him. “You’re impossible,” she says. “Come on.” He shows her the card. And instantly, she announces, “La La Land.” He never says the movie’s name.




    “You could say this was the ineluctable, the destined outcome, the result of the dual histories of Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty,” says Beatty biographer Peter Biskind. “Both of their personalities played into it. I have no idea what the relationship is like now but they did not get along during Bonnie and Clyde. And the fact that she kind of lost patience with him and basically grabbed the card and announced it is very much in keeping with their relationship.”
    Beatty’s usual elliptical manner might have something to do with it. “You can see why she’s irritated,” says Biskind. “You can see he’s flummoxed, but she thought it was Warren being Warren, which it wasn’t.”


    Some of you ageists think Beatty should simply have said, “There seems to be a problem.” But improvisation is not his strong suit and he is not one to blurt out anything publicly, especially this publicly. In the best of circumstances, Biskind says, “Warren is not exactly Demosthenes when it comes to public speaking.” He thinks if Dunaway hadn’t been so quick on the draw, Beatty might have had a moment to collect himself and take the better route.


    I say that none of you gets to judge if you’ve never been on television, especially never on live television and maybe not unless you’ve been on one of the biggest telecasts in existence. It’s not so easy to think fast under those lights in front of that crowd with the cameras rolling, even if you’re decades younger than Beatty. And the task of preventing the La La Land group from beginning their speeches should not have fallen to him.


    By now it’s becoming clear that Beatty really was a victim of this epic fail. PricewaterhouseCoopers has apologized to him, to Dunaway and everyone else. Yet, somehow, I suspect this will follow Beatty, and it’s not fair. He held onto that wrong envelope, I assume to prove that he had been dealt a bad hand. Once the error was cleared up, he stepped up to the microphone and explained — with, for him, uncommon clarity and fluency — what had gone awry.


    The shame of it is that the whole fiasco was deeply unfair to all involved with La La Land and Moonlight. I would have loved to see the pure moment of a Moonlight victory. Instead, there was confusion and embarrassment all around.


    “It’s hard to feel joy in a moment like that,” said Mahershala Ali, who won for best supporting actor. And that is really a pity. We can only hope that those involved with both films ultimately can take the full measure of joy in their achievements which were, despite the chaos, recognized by their peers.

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    It's hard to imagine him being this inarticulate passive guy. I never knew he was like how the above article describes him. This will all blow over and he'll go back to being remembered as a Hollywood stud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    It's hard to imagine him being this inarticulate passive guy. I never knew he was like how the above article describes him. This will all blow over and he'll go back to being remembered as a Hollywood stud.
    I don't know anyone who is blaming him. I put myself in his place and was thinking he knew there was a problem and could not immediately come up with the correct way to handle it...and Faye...well she obviously just read the movie title and nothing else.which in that moment I may have done the same thing...just looking for the title!
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    I know I didn't think he had done anything wrong. I was just commenting on that article HWBL posted.

    now it’s becoming clear that Beatty really was a victim of this epic fail. PricewaterhouseCoopers has apologized to him, to Dunaway and everyone else. Yet, somehow, I suspect this will follow Beatty, and it’s not fair. He held onto that wrong envelope, I assume to prove that he had been dealt a bad hand. Once the error was cleared up, he stepped up to the microphone and explained — with, for him, uncommon clarity and fluency — what had gone awry
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    ^It's not that he's inarticulate, but he's very cautious in choosing his words. Word is he's highly intelligent, knows a lot about a lot of things, but is very wary of people's feelings and awkward situations (so this must really be a nightmare to him). I think his freezing on the Oscar stage may have had more to do with him realizing somebody would get into trouble for the wrong envelope (besides himself) more than him wanting to pay Faye back for the fight they'd apparently had during rehearsals. When you watch (old) interviews of him, like for instance with Larry King, who has this habit of asking his guests stuff about other people who aren't there, he just does not want to do it, or if he at all says anything, he keeps it very superficial. He feels it's not his place to speak about others nor to do something that might affect others, so he keeps it complimentary and positive or - as the saying goes - if you can't say anything nice, say nothing. He's not a saint by any standards, but just super cautious.

    For instance in the Larry King interview about Dick Tracy, LK tried to get him to talk more about Al Pacino, who is in the movie:

    LK: Actors don't ask actors things like that?
    WB: Well, I think he... you know I, I...that's his business. I don't like to say what other... what other people do. I...think it's an invasion of their privacy, but he, he.....Al has done Richard III, he's also done Arturo Weed(?) He's done, you know, everything back to Shakespeare he's...you know.... he's one of our great actors. And he's a great comedian.
    LK: And he does not like doing this?
    WB: Al? I don't think Al does it at all.
    LK: At all?
    WB: No. I don't think so. I don't know.
    LK: I've never seen him, sit down and be asked questions.
    WB: Well, it just feels silly, you know, sometimes to sit down and talk. But, but uh....nnnnnnnnnnnot uh, mmmmmmany people are as uh, as uh, as good an interviewer as you are.
    LK: Would he be good? If Al wanted to do this, would Al be good? Would he be responsive? Supposing he said 'I'll come on.'
    WB: Well, it's hard to tell because it is a sort of a fictitious circumstance... I mean, if you and I were talking alone, I have no doubt that we... well, we seem to be doing okay on the air but uh, but there's a little... you know we're....ppppperforming to some extent....
    LK: Yeah, little bit...
    WB: Well... maybe more than a litte bit...I... I...there are people out there watching us...and... we're aware of that I'm very aware of that.
    LK: You're aware, yeah, but you're shy.... but if we were having dinner I would say to you 'Do you think Pacino would be a good guest?' I would say that at dinner.
    WB: Oh yeah, because Al is a, is a... brilliant guy, interested in a lot of things and so uh...uh, yeah, sure.
    And when, in the same interview, King tried to get him to give his opinion about Disney boss Michael Eisner:

    LK: Was it Michael Eisner by the way, was he the guy who said yes on this?
    WB: Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. They run Disney. And uh... they uh...they, I think they just did a helluva job.
    LK: When you meet Michael Eisner, he's the kind of guy, you meet him, and he wears this little button that says 'Michael'... They all call each other by their first name at Disney. And Michael Eisner looks like a guy... that could sorta work in a clothing store....
    WB: (looks with flabbergasted smile at LK)
    LK: I mean he looks like a kinda regular, I mean, he's certainly not one of these flashy .... showbiz types....He's not the type... If you'd picture a head of a studio, would you cancer...caster... would you cast Michael Eisner as head of a studio?
    WB: (doesn't know what the heck to do with the question, looks shy and bewildered).... I don't know...I guess so....
    LK: Doesn't look like a head of a studio!
    WB: I don't know uh........he... he sure runs a helluva studio!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    So he was distracted by Twitter and Emma Stone? I wish they could take her undeserved oscar away to make up for it. Even if it's not her fault directly.



    I don't mind Emma Stone but still cant' believe she won an Oscar
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    What I got out of that is - thank God I never watched a single Larry King interview.

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    ^It's not that he's inarticulate, but he's very cautious in choosing his words. Word is he's highly intelligent, knows a lot about a lot of things, but is very wary of people's feelings and awkward situations (so this must really be a nightmare to him). I think his freezing on the Oscar stage may have had more to do with him realizing somebody would get into trouble for the wrong envelope (besides himself) more than him wanting to pay Faye back for the fight they'd apparently had during rehearsals. When you watch (old) interviews of him, like for instance with Larry King, who has this habit of asking his guests stuff about other people who aren't there, he just does not want to do it, or if he at all says anything, he keeps it very superficial. He feels it's not his place to speak about others nor to do something that might affect others, so he keeps it complimentary and positive or - as the saying goes - if you can't say anything nice, say nothing. He's not a saint by any standards, but just super cautious.

    For instance in the Larry King interview about Dick Tracy, LK tried to get him to talk more about Al Pacino, who is in the movie:



    And when, in the same interview, King tried to get him to give his opinion about Disney boss Michael Eisner:
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    Oscars bonehead was told not to tweet during the show

    He was warned not to tweet during the show.

    The bonehead Oscars bean counter who was busy tweeting during Sunday’s big show — and ended up handing the wrong envelope to presenter Warren Beatty — asked beforehand if he could post to social media, sources said.

    But Academy Awards bigs balked, warning the big-shot PricewaterhouseCoopers accountant, Brian Cullinan, that he had to stay offline to focus on his sole task that night— making sure each envelope got in the right hands, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    “Brian was asked not to tweet or use social media during the show,’’ a source said, according to People magazine Tuesday.

    “He was fine to tweet before he arrived at the red carpet, but once he was under the auspices of the Oscar-night job, that was to be his only focus.’’

    But the top tax accountant apparently didn’t heed the directive. He tweeted numerous times during the LA awards ceremony, including just three minutes before the debacle, the Journal said.

    His last tweet was a photo of Best Actress winner Emma Stone.

    Soon after, Cullinan, 57, handed Beatty a duplicate envelope for Best Actress — the award Stone had just won — instead of the correct one for Best Picture. That led to a series of missteps that ended with the wrong winner, “La La Land,” being announced as Best Picture, instead of the real winner, “Moonlight.”

    “Tweeting right before the Best Picture category was announced was not something that should have happened,” the source told People.

    Still, Cullinan “doesn’t believe that a tweet caused the error,’’ a PwC honcho told the Journal.

    Either way, he feels “horrible, absolutely horrible,’’ said Tim Ryan, the US chairman of PwC.

    The Academy is now reviewing its decades-long relationship with PwC because of the flub, People said.

    The embattled accountant did not return messages for comment Tuesday.

    The Academy also did not return requests for comment.

    Oscars bonehead was told not to tweet during the show | Page Six

    i don't think he'll be with PwC much longer...
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    ^This. Mr. Accountant is just a bit too much starstruck for such a job and a selfie and social media addict to boot. He was on Twitter at the precise moment of the debacle.
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    Fired by the Academy: Bungling PWC accountants will NOT be back at the Oscars as new photos show bean-counter Brian juggling multiple envelopes AND his phone while gawking at Emma Stone

    • Backstage photos from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles show Pricewaterhouse Coopers accountant Brian Cullinan gawking at Emma Stone
    • He can be seen staring at a monitor while she accepts the Actress in a Leading Role prize for La La Land while ignoring Warren Beatty, who is next to him
    • In Cullinan's hand are a jumble of envelopes and his phone, just seconds before he hands the wrong one off to Beatty
    • Cullinan is later seen ignoring the monitor while Beatty and Faye Dunaway are flubbing the Best Picture winner and busy on his phone tweeting her photo
    • Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced Wednesday that Cullinan and his co-worker Martha Ruiz had been fired from working any future telecasts
    • Cullinan rehearsed the ceremony so it is unclear why he was holding the Actress envelope since he knew he would not be responsible for that category

    By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com

    New photos from backstage at the Academy Awards on Sunday show the accountant charged with handing out envelopes to the presenters at the ceremony captivated by the appearance of Emma Stone, and ignoring Warren Beatty.Brian Cullinan of PricewaterhouseCoopers can be seen glued to a television monitor broadcasting Stone's acceptance speech for Actress in a Leading Role while holding multiple envelopes and his phone.
    Everyone else in the room is looking at Warren Beatty in the photo, who at that moment was hugging Casey Affleck after his Actor in a Leading Role win for Manchester by the Sea.
    Cullinan then handed off the wrong envelope to Beatty, but while the Bonnie & Clyde actor was blundering on stage with Faye Dunaway the accountant was completely oblivious to what was going on because he was too bust tweeting his picture of Stone.
    A photo shows the entire backstage crew and production staff with their eyes glued to the monitor, and Cullinan typing away on his phone.
    This is why it was announced by Academy president Cheryl Boone Issacs on Wednesday that Cullinan and his co-worker Martha Ruiz had been fired from their posts and barred from working any future Oscar ceremonies.
    It is unclear why Cullinan was even holding the Leading Actress envelop as the accountants rehearse the ceremony and he would have been aware that he was not responsible for handing off that award.
    Furthermore, he may have been eager to quickly get his photo of Stone because he knew he had only once chance since she would not be part of the team that won Best Picture and therefore only backstage at that moment.



    La la land: Backstage photos from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles show Pricewaterhouse Coopers accountant Brian Cullinan gawking at Emma Stone on a monitor (right) while ignoring Warren Beatty (left hugging Casey Affleck)




    Too many choices: In Cullinan's hand are a jumble of envelopes (above) and his phone, just seconds before he hands the wrong one off to Beatty




    Seduced by Stone: Cullinan is later seen ignoring the monitor while Beatty and Faye Dunaway are flubbing the Best Picture winner and busy on his phone tweeting Stone's photo (above)




    Ship adrift: Cullinan (right) was again seen keeping his distance from Beatty before he went out on stage




    Dynamic duo: Accountants Martha Ruiz and Cullinan have been fired from all future Oscars telecasts (above on the red carpet)








    The objects of their affection: Cullinan stares at his phone (left); Stone stares at her Oscar (right)




    Cullinan shared an image of Stone after she won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role which had a time stamp of 9:05pm on Sunday.
    'Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!' he wrote to his followers, adding the hashtag 'PwC' - a firm no-no in the eyes of the Academy which 'highly discourages' taking photographs of stars backstage or posting on social media, a source who was also working at the event told DailyMail.com.
    A look back at Sunday night's telecast reveals that the picture was posted on Twitter by Cullinan two minutes after Beatty and his Bonnie & Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway took the stage at the Dolby Theater at 9:03pm to present the last award of the night.
    The two said a few brief words and then threw to the clip package featuring the nine nominees in the category.
    At 9:05pm Beatty opened the envelope for Best Picture, with his first response after pulling out the card being to look inside for a second card and then appearing confused by what he was looking at.
    He stalled for a bit and then showed the card to Faye Dunaway, who at 9:07pm declared La La Land the winner, an announcement that brought the producers and cast of the film to the stage, including Stone who entered from backstage where Cullinan had just taken her picture.
    It was not until 9:10pm that Cullinan could be seen racing out from backstage to fix the situation however, and Moonlight was not revealed as the actual Best Picture winner until 9:13pm that night.

    Entrance: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway took the stage holding the wrong envelope at 9:03pm (above) to introduce the Best Picture clip package




    Starstruck: Cullinan tweeted this photograph of Stone backstage at 9:05pm, the same time that Beatty was opening the wrong envelope




    Giving it a go: At 9:05pm Beatty opened the envelope to announce the Best Picture winner (above), but was delayed in revealing the winner because of his confusion




    Deep delay: Cullinan did not run out on stage to try and remedy the situation until 9:10pm (Cullinan above on left with Martha Ruiz of PricewaterhouseCoopers)



    Cullinan remained on stage while the Moonlight cast began to come up and accept the award that was rightfully theirs, standing by Ruiz.
    He then exited with the cast and was seen returning backstage just behind one of the stars of the film, Janalae Monae.
    Cullinan then appeared to quickly flee the scene, as he was nowhere to be found while the rest of the cast and Beatty filed in after the shocking moment.
    Beatty can be seen on the backstage camera at one point apologizing to Moonlight director Barry Jenkins before saying: 'That’s one of the strangest things that’s ever happened to me.'
    Previously released backstage footage from the awards telecast on Sunday also shows that Cullinan may have been more focused on taking that picture of Stone than checking to see that he had handed off the correct envelope.
    After winning the prize for Actress in a Leading Role, Stone is seen being escorted backstage by presenter Leonardo DiCaprio, where she is greeted by a throng of eager photographers.
    The actress poses for a few seconds with DiCaprio before then moving on to give her publicist Holly Shakoor a hug, the person she would later hand over her envelope to when she had to return to the stage minutes later.
    From there she hugs Actor in a Leading Role winner Casey Affleck and last year's winner in her category Brie Larson.
    That moment goes on for close to 20 seconds and almost brings Stone to tears, with her friend coming up behind her and surprising the star before they embrace.
    At the same time the stage is being set for Beatty and Dunaway to make their entrance, and the backstage stream then switches cameras to show the audience.
    There is only one minute however between the time Stone and Larson break away from their hug to when Beatty and Dunaway hit the stage, making it unclear if Cullinan took his photo just before the stars went out or while they were out in front of the audience.





    All-access footage shows the moments before the Oscars Best Picture Gaffe when Emma Stone returns backstage after collecting her Best Actress award to face a scrum of photographers with Leonardo di Caprio who'd presented the statue to her





    Winners: Stone and di Caprio were circled by photographers and admirers - among whom was Cullinan who waited to snap a photograph of Stone once the scrum had cleared











    Popular girl: The actress then hugged three admirers - including Best Actor winner Casey Affleck (left) and Brie Larson (right) before she was photographed by Cullinan as the rest of the guests prepared to hear who had won Best Picture


    Disbelief: Beatty could later be seen apologizing to Moonlight director Barry Jenkins backstage (above)




    Heading for the door: Cullinan (far right) could be seen returning backstage behind Moonlight star Janelle Monae (left) after the final award before quickly fleeing the scene



    The stage manager who witnessed Cullinan hand the wrong envelope to the stars, Debbie Williams, said in an interview with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain that soon after La La Land was declared the winner in the category, the startled accountant stated: 'It’s the wrong answer, it’s the wrong answer, it’s not that movie.'
    Thomas said that Cullinan did not rush out at that moment however and instead began to check with fellow accountant Martha Ruiz, with the two trying to figure out the situation.
    'It seemed to us to take a very long time,' said Thomas.
    Cullinan, who enthusiastically posed for selfies and on the red carpet earlier in the night, later deleted the post of Stone.
    In an interview before the show got underway, he told Australian show Studio Ten there was a 'a lot of pressure' not to get it wrong.
    'It's a lot of pressure but it's also a lot of fun. This is a great night to be a part of.'
    PwC took ownership of the catastrophic mistake on Monday, issuing a statement to say it had 'failed' the Academy.
    'Once the error occurred, protocols for correcting it were not followed through quickly enough by Mr. Cullinan or his partner,' said the financial firm.
    The company has been trusted with handling the Oscar ballots for 82 years and is no doubt reeling from Cullinan's mistake.

    Unreal: Moonlight director Barry Jenkins held his hand to his mouth in disbelief while stars Trevante Rhodes and Mahershala Ali looked on stunned




    Worth the wait: Jenkins, producer Adele Romanski, Naomi Harris, Trevante Rhodes and Mahershala Ali wore matching looks of disbelief as they approached the stage




    Emotional moment: Mahershala Ali and Naomi Harris couldn't mask their bewilderment as they made their way to the stage








    Surprise: Shirley MacLaine (left) was almost as shocked as the Moonlight cast (Trevante Rhodes on left, Andre Holland on right) as they emerged the rightful winners




    Dunaway hastily declared La La Land the winner of the Best Picture after Beatty stalled in confusion, having been handed a duplicate of the Actress in a Leading Role envelope.
    As the film's producers accepted the win on behalf of the crew with Stone and Ryan Gosling behind him, Cullinan and other aides scuttled around them on stage before the disaster was revealed to the audience.
    The same all-access cameras captured the glorious moment the cast and crew of Moonlight, the rightful winners, realized their victory.
    Actors Trevante Rhodes and Mahershala Ali hugged in stunned celebration while director Barry Jenkins held his hand to his face in disbelief.
    Almost as taken aback was Shirley MacLaine who, watching from her seat in the audience, stood open-mouthed as they walked to the stage to collect their prize.
    Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs summed up the botched award presentation as 'horror'.
    'I just thought, "What? What?" I looked out and I saw a member of Pricewaterhouse coming on the stage, and I was, like, "Oh, no, what—what’s happening? What what WHAT? What could possibly...?"
    'And then I just thought, "Oh, my God, how does this happen?" How. Does. This. Happen.” And it was such a wonderful show,' she told The New Yorker afterwards.
    Stone was quick to clear up that she had no part to play in the blunder.

    The beginning of the end: Warren Beatty entered from stage right and can be seen walking to the podium holding an envelope that clearly said 'Actress in a Leading Role' (above)




    Cullinan emerged on stage with the right envelope moments later as stunned PwC aides looked on




    Not good: Ruiz and Cullinan look on after handing the correct envelope to Beatty, who reportedly refused to hand it over to stage manager Gary Natoli (center)











    Disbelief: Ryan Gosling (left) and Emma Stone (right) could be seen on stage as they learned about the mistake (above)











    'I also was holding my best actress in a leading role card that entire time,' said Stone backstage.
    'I don't mean to start stuff, but whatever story that was - I had that card.'
    Beatty had been given the back-up card for the Actress In A Leading Role category. When he began opened it to announce the winner he stalled.
    Dunaway thought he was performing a cruel, elaborate joke. 'You're impossible,' she teased him, before declaring: 'La La Land!'
    Moments later though, Dunaway could be seen mouthing to Beatty: 'It said Emma.'
    At that moment, there was serious panic backstage, where one stagehand was overheard saying: 'Oh, f***. Oh my God. He got the wrong envelope.'
    It was only Cullinan's fourth Oscar ceremony, and he was stationed at the stage right entrance used by Beatty and his Bonnie & Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway when they walked out to present the award for Best Picture at the ceremony.
    It seems to be his favorite perk of the job, that and the many interviews and television appearances it comes with, photos of which he frequently posts on social media.











    Selfie time: Brian Cullinan (left with Oprah Winfrey in 2015, right with Matt Damon in 2016) is the PricewaterhouseCoopers accountant who handed off the wrong envelope to Warren Beatty at Sunday night's Oscar ceremony






    Rough night: Cullinan (above in 2015 with Matthew McConaughey) is stationed at one of the entrances to the stage to hand out the envelope announcing the winner in each category











    Paparazzi: In addition to posing for photos with celebs when he can, Cullinan also snaps backstage pics of some stars (Sofia Vergara left in 2015, Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet right)






    Big deal: Cullinan posted grabs from his Fox News interview over the weekend (above)

    In addition to his Oscar duties, Cullinan is a US Board Member at PwC and Managing Partner for the Southern California, Nevada and Arizona Markets - and according to the company, a Matt Damon lookalike.
    In the past four years, Cullinan has managed to snap photos with a number of A-list celebrities at the Oscars, and happily shares the photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
    Among the celebs he has posed with are Oprah Winfrey, Matt Damon, Chrissy Teigen.
    Cullinan has also taken backstage shots of a number of stars, including Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara and Kate Winslet at the 2016 ceremony.
    Cullinan spoke about his job in an interview with his Cornell alumni magazine a few years back, raving about the celebrity access it affords him and telling a story about how Samuel L. Jackson has a photo of him on his cell phone.
    'Everyone who goes out [on stage], you're hanging out with right before,' said Cullinan.
    'I was standing next to and chit-chatting—it's mostly small talk—with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Bette Midler, Matthew McConaughey. To see all those people in the course of about an hour—it's a unique spot to be in.'
    PwC earlier issued a statement to confirm he was responsible for the mistake.
    'The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.
    'We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.'
    Warren Beatty: actor, director, writer, producer.

    ***** celeb

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    No surprise there, last time they both visit the Oscars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    I know I didn't think he had done anything wrong. I was just commenting on that article HWBL posted.
    Oh I knew that...I was just adding my thoughts.
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